Cuisine: American

Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Quiche

Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Quiche

I love quiche. It’s one of those rare dishes that is perfect for any time of day. Breakfast? Obvious great choice. Brunch with mimosas? The perfect dish to impressive your friends. Lunch or dinner? Absolutely! There are endless quiche filling options – cheese, meats, veggies, […]

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Summertime means the calendar is filled with barbecues, cookouts, block parties, pool parties you name it. It is the season of gathering with friends and family and eating outside. Because I know at least here in the Midwest, we EARN our warm weather. So gosh […]

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of delicious granola options at the grocery store. BUT, do you know how easy it is to make homemade granola make yourself? And then you can customize with your favorites. Combine your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, maybe […]

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad

Pasta salads are the ultimate entertaining food. Easy to make a BIG batch to feed a crowd and can often be made ahead. I’m sold. But, some pasta salads can feel heavy. Not this Shrimp Orzo Salad. The fresh herbs, cucumber, and shrimp make it […]

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

I’ve always loved desserts in bar form for several reasons. And these Chocolate Shortbread Bars are no exception. It’s quicker. No scooping cookie dough onto baking sheets. Easy to transport in the baking dish. Can get fancy with layering with very little effort! These bars […]

Easy, No-Bake Cereal S’mores Bars

Easy, No-Bake Cereal S’mores Bars

These Cereal S’Mores Bars honestly can’t be beat. I’m talking gooey, sticky, crunchy, just a few ingredients, and no baking needed. Need I really say more? There is something about cereal based desserts that brings you back to childhood. But trust me, these S’mores Bars […]

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad is such an easy, fresh, colorful, and healthy recipe to have in your back pocket. I love it for meal prep lunches because it can be eaten cold straight from the fridge. It’s super fast to make! In less time than it […]

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Hi, I’m Kathleen. I am and always will be obsessed with chicken fingers, tenders, and nuggets. Fun fact: in college (although I did cook for myself often), frozen chicken nuggets were one of my favorite pre or post bar fuel snacks. And I may have […]

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

These Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars actually are healthy and clean, although they don’t taste it! Made with no refined sugar (thank you maple syrup for the sweetness) and only 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. The majority of these bars is nut butter (I used almond) […]

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Easy Peel!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs – Easy Peel!

Now the process of boiling eggs the standard way is not hard. Add eggs and water to a pot, boil, cover, done. But, trust me. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are even easier. And you can make SO many at a time. Go ahead and […]

Sweet Potato Pork Stew – Instant Pot & Slow Cooker!

Sweet Potato Pork Stew – Instant Pot & Slow Cooker!

Are you more a soup or stew person? Or do you not discriminate against a warm, comforting bowl of either? When I’m feeling under the weather and looking for something light, I am totally team soup. BUT, when it’s -15 degrees outside, I’m wearing pajamas […]

Easy Sausage Biscuit Egg Bake

Easy Sausage Biscuit Egg Bake

When it comes to making an easy breakfast or brunch dish to feed a crowd (or for meal prep for yourself), egg bakes are KEY. There are so many combination possibilities. Egg Bakes are perfect to mix up (even the night before like my Cheesy […]

Pretzel Hugs – 3 Ingredients!

Pretzel Hugs – 3 Ingredients!

Pretzel Hugs are some of my FAVORITE treats to make around the holidays. I mean is there anything better than the salty-sweet combination of chocolate and pretzels? These easy pretzel treats require no mixing, beating, or rolling needed. It takes just a few minutes in […]

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

I love a traditional cut out sugar cookies with a good icing or frosting on top just as much as the next person. But, dare I say, these Brown Butter Sugar Cookies are so good they don’t even need icing. Yes, you read that right. […]

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

December is here which means a key component of my diet is Christmas cookies. A couple of days before Christmas, my mom and I have a tradition of baking batches and batches of holiday cookies to eat and share. But, I don’t wait until the […]